Do you not like the look of your foot due to a bunion deformity? Do you notice the foot shifting over time? Can’t get into the shoes you like any longer?
If you think your bunion is ugly or the bunion causes you frequent pain and interferes with your daily activities, surgery can bring relief.
Our board-certified surgeons have been performing minimally invasive surgery for bunions for many patients and can help you understand both the condition and its treatment.
Pros & Cons of MIS Bunion Surgery
Before & After
What is a bunion?
A bunion is a bony bump on the joint at the base of the big toe. Bunions are the result of too much pressure being put on your big toe joint, which could be caused by:
- The way your foot is shaped, or if you have flat feet
- The way you walk
- The shoes you wear (if they are too tight)
- Genetic predisposition
Bunions can cause pain and swelling around the big toe and when left untreated, may affect the alignment of other toes. Toenails may begin to grow into the sides of the nail bed. Toes may develop corns or become bent (hammertoes).
If I Choose to Have MIS Bunion Surgery, What can I Expect?
You’ll be treated in one of our modern surgery suites where we use the latest technologies and equipment. Under local anesthesia, a small incision is made and a specially designed surgical instrument is inserted into this incision. The entire procedure is performed through this tiny opening. At the surgery’s conclusion, a small bandage is used to protect the micro surgery area. The entire procedure – including pre-op preparation and post-op recovery – takes less than 90 minutes.
You’ll be able to walk and drive immediately following surgery and many of our patients go back to work the next day. You will need to wear a post-operative shoe for about a week following the operation.
2 mm Incision
A major advantage of MIS Bunion Surgery is the lack of traditional large incisions. Our surgeons utilize specialized instruments that allow all work to be completed through tiny holes that heal quickly and rarely causes scarring.
Everyone has heard that bunion surgery requires lots of pins, screws and even plates. MIS Bunion surgery requires NO HARDWARE, leading to less pain and less swelling.
Most of our patients state they have little to no pain after their MIS Bunion procedures. Our MIS Surgeons have training and experience utilizing a specialized technique mastered only by a handful of surgeons across the country.
Walk In & Out
Forget the cast. Forget the crutches. Forget the non-weightbearing. Minimally Invasive Bunion Surgery allows the patient walk out of the surgery center without the worry of causing damage to the surgical site. Did we mention, that MIS Bunion surgery requires NO ANESTHESIA? This allows patients of any age to fix their feet!
Covered by Insurance
Minimally Invasive Bunion Surgery is covered by your insurance plan. Our finance department will work with you to explain how your insurance plan works for covering the fees associated with your surgical experience.
Want to pay cash for your bunion surgery? Our minimally invasive surgeons perform affordable surgery. Most patient’s are surprised that the surgical procedure can be performed for under $1500. In fact, a lot of our patient’s with very high deductible insurance plans elect to pay cash as it can be cheaper!